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Motorcycle-riding gunmen kill engineer, 2 others in Maguindanao

Inquirer Breaking News - 19 min 9 sec ago
  COTABATO CITY -- Unidentified men shot and killed a public engineer and two others, including his son, in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanaoon Thursday, police said. The victims, according to Insp. Razul Pandulo, the Maguindanao police spokesperson, were on a grey Toyota Hilux pickup truck and were heading for this city when attacked by two men riding tandem in Barangay Satan at 12:45 p.m. Killed were Engineer Landap Guiamad, 46, an employee of the Maguindanao Provincial Engineering Office; his son Anwar, 26; and his, relative Samon Lauban, 56. Guimad's driver, Abdulazis Guiamad, 25, survived the attack although he suffered from bullet wounds. "We are investigating the moti...

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2 teams from PH to compete in ‘The Amazing Race Asia’

Inquirer Breaking News - 20 min 11 sec ago
    Two teams from the Philippines are set to compete for the US$100,000 (around P4,709,550.00) grand prize in the fifth instalment of AXN's "The Amazing Race Asia."   Representing the Philippines two teams composed of married couple Eric and Rona Tai and beauty queens Maggie Wilson and Parul Shah. They will be joining nine other fearless teams to form the 'magic 11,' which were announcedThursday by AXN.   The 11 teams come from seven countries across Asia, with the participants coming from different and diverse personalities, backgrounds and relationships.   The lineup is composed of travel hosts Rach and Vicky and childhood friends L...

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Makabayan opposes proposed Con-Ass

Inquirer Breaking News - 21 min 36 sec ago
The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives on Thursday opposed the proposed Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) for amending the Constitution that will pave the way for a federal form of government. Makabayan urged House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to reconsider his stance favoring Con-Ass for charter change, saying it was prone to abuse by lawmakers belonging to political dynasties. READ: Alvarez: Congress to form Con-Ass to change Charter "Con-ass will not be acceptable to the people as they perceive Congress to be dominated by political dynasties and fear that vested and self-serving interests would inevitably influence proposed changes to the Constitution. This is evident i...

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Duterte prefers barge to limousine in going to official residence

Inquirer Breaking News - 26 min 53 sec ago
President Rodrigo Duterte prefers using the barge over riding the limousine in going to Bahay Pangarap from Malacaang.   Duterte revealed this in his speech during the oath-taking of officers of the League of Cities and Provinces on Wednesday night.   Duterte said he had been using the presidential barge in crossing the Pasig River after a day's work at the Palace. Using the presidential limousine would require at least 10 convoy to secure the President.   "Tapos pag-uwi ko. Magba-barge ako, matulog," he said, narrating how he ends his day.   Bahay Pangarap or House of Dreams, the official residence of Duterte, is around five minutes away f...

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Unidentified men attack Army headquarters in Marawi City

Inquirer Breaking News - 27 min 15 sec ago
MARAWI CITY, Philippines---Unidentified armed men fired a grenade and shot at the headquarters of the Army's 103rdInfantry Brigade hereon Wednesdaybut no one was harmed, the military saidThursday. Lt. Col. Alexander Osop, the local military spokesperson, told the Inquirer that unidentified men fired an M203 grenade, which exploded in one of the bunkers inside the camp around7 p.m. He said as troops were investigating the incident, some of them heard a phone ringing inside a garbage bin, just outside the camp's fence. When they verified it, Osop said soldiers found an improvised explosive device (IED) fitted with a mobile phone as remote detonator. Apparently, the ringing was cau...

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NLEX caught off guard by Taulava’s late suspension

Inquirer Breaking News - 30 min 20 sec ago
NLEX head coach Boyet Fernandez admitted the team was caught off guard having learned about Asi Taulava's suspension a day before its game against Barangay Ginebra. Taulava served a one-game suspension for slapping San Miguel Beer's David Semerad last Friday and Fernandez said the PBA's verdict should've been made over the weekend, but cleared, he accepts the league's decision even if it came on a short notice. "It's the decision of the PBA so we just have to abide for that. We played Wednesday so the suspension should've came on Saturday or Sunday since nandoon naman kami, may game naman Saturday, Sunday. But that's the decisio so we have to abide that and sacrifice," Fernande...

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Flood, landslide death toll rises in Nepal

Inquirer Breaking News - 38 min 54 sec ago
Death toll from flooding and landslides across the country continued to rise on Wednesday, as government authorities scrambled to put in place a disaster management system.   At least 77 people have been reported dead in floods and landslides since Monday. Nine persons are still missing. However, the Ministry of Home Affairs has put the death toll from the water-induced disasters at 57.   With monsoon in full swing, torrential rains in many parts of the country have caused floods and landslides, putting thousands of lives at risk.   Pyuthan district has been hit the hardest. Death toll from separate incidents of flooding and landslide in the mid-weste...

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‘Wala ka kasing puso’ – The challenge for new doctors

Inquirer Breaking News - 42 min 2 sec ago
I'd like to start with a story A few months ago at the Pedia outpatient department I was interviewing a patient when a younger colleague approached me. He and his classmate had been interviewing a father and son when suddenly the father became agitated and demanded to speak with a resident. As the resident had not arrived yet I decided to speak with the patient's father. I approached him, introduced myself as an intern and I took a quick look at his 7 year-old son. He was sitting slumped on the chair coughing and febrile but stable. "I'm sorry sir, pero mamaya pa konti dadating ang mga residente ngayon, may conference lang po kasi sila sandali" To which he answered with: "Wala pang ...

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Former WWE champion Charlotte eyes main event in PPV

Inquirer Breaking News - 48 min 53 sec ago
One may think that Charlotte's wrestling influence came from his father, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair. But that isn't the case, as the former WWE Women's Champion shared that she drew a lot of inspiration from her peers, specifically the group "Four Horsewomen." "I learned from the other Four Horsewomen," she told INQUIRER. "For me, I took pieces from the three of them because they made me more passionate about what we do. I took pieces from Becky (Lynch), I took pieces of Bayley, I took pieces of Sasha (Banks), and that's kind of how I learned and who I wanted to be." Charlotte, alongside Banks, Lynch, and Bayley, came up the ranks and developed a bond with each other off-screen,...

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5 hurt in Davao City grenade blast

Inquirer Breaking News - 57 min 31 sec ago
DAVAO CITY, Philippines---Five people were injured when a grenade exploded in Barangay Lamanan in Calinan district around 3 p.m. Thursday, police reported.   Senior Supt. Michael John Dubria, Davao City police director, said Lamanan village chief Nicanor Pepito was on board a vehicle with his staff when he noticed they were trailed by men riding tandem, who later lobbed a grenade at them.   Pepito was able to pick up the grenade before it had a chance to explode and threw it away outside, wounding five people, Dubria said.   The incident was still being investigated, he added. RAM/rga RELATED STORIES 11 wounded in Caloocan grenade blast 7 Scout R...

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China, Russia plan joint military drills in South China Sea

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 4 min ago
BEIJING --- China's military will hold joint exercises with Russian forces in the South China Sea in September, following a recent arbitration ruling that rejected Beijing's claim to almost the entire strategic body of water. Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Yang Yujun said Thursday the air and sea drills would be held in September and were aimed at deepening relations between the two militaries and boosting their ability to respond to maritime threats. Yang said the exercises weren't targeted at any third parties. He didn't disclose the specific location, and some areas of the South China Sea are not disputed. Chinese ships have challenged vessels from the U.S., the Philippi...

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Duterte willing to resign if gov’t shifts to federalism

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 6 min ago
President Rodrigo Duterte is willing to step down from his post if the shift to a federal form of government takes effect during his term. "Two years, if you have the federal setup, I will resign as President. Three years, sibat ako. Four years, ay salamat," Duterte said in his speech during an event with the League of Cities and Provinces at Malacaang on Wednesday night. The President said it would be best for the Philippines to copy the French setup where there is a president and a prime minister. "My advice is copy, copy the French setup. We have to because ang Filipino gusto talaga niya mag-boto ng Presidente 'yan. Hindi mo kunin sa kanila 'yan eh," he said. Duterte s...

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If Jinkee Pacquiao had her way, no more boxing for Manny

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 19 min ago
If Jinkee Pacquiao had her way, boxing had already seen the last of Manny Pacquiao. But that doesn't seem to be the case as boxing's only eight-division world champion is leaning towards a ring return later in the year just three months since announcing his retirement. READ:Pacquiao: Boxing is how I help my family "Advice ko, kung ako, sana wala na," Jinkee told reporters Wednesday. "Sa akin lang ha. Hindi naman ako magagalit. Suggestion ko lang yon sa kanya." Jinkee accompanied Manny to Mahindra's game against San Miguel Beer in the PBA at Smart Araneta Coliseum where the Enforcer eked out a 105-103 win, the team's third in as many games. READ:With Senate session susp...

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Obama passes baton to Clinton, imploring nation to elect her

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 46 min ago
PHILADELPHIA---Hillary Clinton has the stage. Stepping out of the shadows of presidents past, the former first lady, senator and vanquished-candidate-turned-secretary-of-state appeared unannounced on the platform at her nominating convention, pointed a finger at President Barack Obama and gave him a hug. Clinton had just been anointed the inheritor of Obama's legacy with his vigorous endorsement speech, the candidate who could realize the "promise of this great nation." "She's been there for us, even if we haven't always noticed," Obama saidWednesday, imploring the country to elect the woman he defeated eight years ago. Summoning his most famous line from that campaign, O...

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Note perfect Murray ready for more Olympic glory

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 47 min ago
Andy Murray has revealed the secret behind the personalized notes that fueled his Wimbledon triumph and will inspire his bid for more Olympic glory. Murray was often seen reading a sheet of paper in breaks between games as he marched to a historic second Wimbledon title in July. The Scot offered a rare insight into the motivational scribblings after his success at the All England Club. The 29-year-old, who has worked with a sports psychologist in the past, writes down important aspects of his game-plan to focus on during each match and sprinkles in inspirational reminders of his qualities. As Murray prepares to defend the Olympics singles gold medal he won so memorably in Lo...

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Moro rebs, soldiers clash in Maguindanao despite ‘markers’

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 50 min ago
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines---Soldiers and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels clashed in Maguindanao on Thursday, sources said.   Shallom Fatima Pir Allian, program manager of Nisa Ul Haqq Bangsamoro, said the clash took place in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town.   Allian said the encounter started at 6 a.m. and occurred despite "the markers done by the CCCH (Coordinating Committees on the Cessation of Hostilities) on both sides."   The markers indicated MILF territories, she said, and "the military did not honor the markers (boundaries)."   MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal confirmed that their forces clashed with soldiers on Thursday. ...

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PSEi falls amid central bank meetings

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 50 min ago
THE LOCAL stock barometer shied away from the 8,100 mark on Thursday as investors turned cautious over key central bank meetings in the US and Japan. The Philippine Stock Exchange index lost 75.5 points or 0.93 percent to close at 8,024,98 while second quarter local corporate earnings reports started to stream in. Although the US Federal Reserve kept interest rates steady at its latest meeting, investors next speculate on a potential interest rate hike happening as early as December. "As expected, Fed did not ruffle feathers at the July FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting. Fed delivered a well-calibrated message by acknowledging the improvement in US economic data but n...

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Duterte reiterates vow to raise cops’ pay

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 56 min ago
"I cannot run a country with corrupt policemen." So said President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday as he justified his promise to raise the salaries of police forces in the country. "Sabi ko: My justification is I cannot run a country with a corrupt police. Huwag puro hingi dito, hingi doon at tumatanggap ng droga. Sabihin ko: At least meron sila, dahan-dahan lang, twice kayo, sinabi ko. Campaign promise iyon," Duterte said in a speech on Wednesday night during the oath-taking of officers of the league of cities and provinces in Malacanang. Raising the salary of policemen was one of Duterte's promises in his campaign, which he anchored on a no-nonsense approach to solving crimes. ...

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NCAA: Nambatac powers Letran past JRU

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 59 min ago
Rey Nambatac proved to be too much in the clutch as he willed Letran past Jose Rizal University, 67-62, in the NCAA Season 92 Men's Basketball Tournament Thursday at San Juan Arena. Nambatac hit a long three-pointer from the left wing to give the Knights a 65-60 lead with 44.5 ticks left and fend off the Heavy Bombers, who came within two. The Knights held a comfortable 60-53 lead midway through the fourth after a 10-3 run. "At least naka bounce back kami at nagawa namin kailangang gawin, mga mistakes namin sa previous games na-correct namin," said Knights head coach Jeff Napa, referring to the 61-55 loss to Mapua. "Ito maganda sa kanila eh, kahit anong mangyari, stick sila ...

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Absence of Russian stars hurts Rio Olympics – Putin

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 11 min ago
President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday the absence of top Russian competitors will "markedly lower" next month's Rio Games, as he met competitors set for Brazil and those barred over state-run doping. Over 100 Russians have so far been banned from the Games, including track and field stars Yelena Isinbayeva and Sergey Shubenkov, who were among those meeting Putin at the Kremlin. Two-time gold medallist pole vaulter Isinbayeva was seen breaking down in tears. "It's obvious that the absence of Russian competitors -- leaders in many disciplines -- markedly lowers, and will lower the intensity of the fight and that means the spectacle at the upcoming events," Putin said in a sp...

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